Photo countdown: Seven days to the Alamo Bowl

Posted by Michael Arellano on Tuesday, Dec. 24 at 12:47 am.

There are only seven days until the 2013 Alamo Bowl where the Oregon Ducks will face the Texas Longhorns. Every day we’ll post a meaningful photo from the year to recap the eventful season and get fans prepped for Oregon’s matchup in the Lone Star State. Be sure to check out the rest of the Emerald’s football coverage leading up to the game.

If there’s one thing Oregon fans can count on, it’s that The Duck (also known as Puddles) will provide no shortage of entertainment during a football game. Whether he’s doing pushups along the sidelines to celebrate Oregon points or crowd surfing across a sea of fans in the student section at Autzen stadium, The Duck is always up to something during a game. From his infamous brawl with The Cougar in 2007 to a satirical run for political office in 2012, The Duck is no stranger to controversy. Having traveled with his team to every away game but Arizona this season, The Duck knows that his familiar face and comedic style of cheerleading will always find a welcome home in the hearts of Oregon fans.

The Duck crowd surfs in the student section in Autzen Stadium as Oregon heads to the halftime with a 38-7 lead. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Tennessee Volunteers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 14, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)

The Duck crowd surfs in the student section in Autzen Stadium as Oregon heads to the halftime with a 38-7 lead. The No. 2 Oregon Ducks play the Tennessee Volunteers at Autzen Stadium in Eugene, Ore. on Sept. 14, 2013. (Michael Arellano/Emerald)